Posts Tagged ‘saab’
Published on May 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series was finally launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 139.800 yuan and ends at 215.800 yuan. On pics an early bird I met last week in a street not far from my home in Beijing. Biggest surprise: the Beijing Auto-developed 1.8 turbo is immediately available, earlier on we heard it would become available only late this year.
The Shenbao D-Series is based on the first-generation Saab 9-5, Beijing Auto bought the rights to the first generation Saab 9-3 and 9-5 in 2009 from General Motors, by then the owner of Saab. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo engines. Buyers can choose between a traditional grille with four bars or the slightly more sporty 2-bar combination.
Published on May 6, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Beijing Auto has released the first official pictures of the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-series, which will be launched on the Chinese car market on May 11. The Shenbao D-Series, formerly known as the Beijing Auto C70G, is a sleek looking sporty sedan based on the first generation Saab 9-5. Price will range from 165.800 yuan to 235.800 yuan.
Published on April 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series will be launched on the Chinese car market on May 11. The Shenbao D-Series, formerly known as the Beijing Auto C70G, is a sleek looking sporty sedan based on the old Saab 9-5. Price will range from 165.800 yuan to 235.800 yuan. The Shenbao got a decent English name as well: Senova.
Published on April 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Beijing Auto was expected to show the final-final final production version of the Shenbao D-Series on the Shanghai Auto Show. They didn’t. But they did show a very sleek & sporty matte black example with some carbon fiber bits, and with a very curious name…
Published on April 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
This is, finally, the final-final final production version of the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series, formerly known as the Beijing Auto C70G. The production version of the Shenbao D-Series will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show later this month and it will be launched on the Chinese car market on May 11. Price will range from 165.800 yuan to 235.800 yuan.
Published on March 19, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
This must be the very first Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series on the road, seen parked in front of an office building in the Sanlitun embassy district in Beijing. The Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series debuted as the Beijing Auto C70G on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. We have seen two variants so far: a base Shenbao D280 and an extra luxurious Shenbao D320 with a different grille. The black car seems to be a D280 but there was no D-badge on the back.
Published on January 16, 2013 by Joey Wang
Defunct Swedish carmaker Saab is again in the spotlight following a local newspaper story that its new owner signed an agreement with an investment company in Qingdao to build a plant making both conventional and electric Saab-brand cars in the eastern Chinese city.
The report from Qingdao said the plan calls for a 10 billion yuan production facility with a designed production capacity of 400,000 vehicles a year. Saab was acquired by National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB last August, which hopes to revive the brand with a battery-powered version.
Published on January 10, 2013 by Joey Wang
The Chinese-controlled buyer of bankrupt former Swedish car maker Saab has signed an investment deal with the Chinese city of Qingdao as part of plans to build and sell electrical cars in the Asian country.
National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) bought most of the assets of former niche upmarket car maker Saab last year. Saab went bankrupt after failing to clinch investment deals, running out of cash and falling short on sales.
Published on December 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The final-final production version of the Beijing Auto C70G debuted last month on the Guangzhou Auto Show, where it was called Beijing Auto Shenbao D320. The name led to confusion because it didn’t seem to make any sense. Beijing Auto is apparently confused as well and comes yet again with new names, see below. The Guangzhou-car had a new grille, this white vehicle however got the ‘old’ grille again. Beijing Auto will apparently use both, the old grille for the cheaper versions and the new grille for the expensive version.
Published on December 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A very neat and well conserved Saab 9000 CD, seen in a typical 1970′s neighborhood in Beijing. The 9000 CD is a very special car, especially for China, since it was never exported here. This then is likely an ex-diplomat car that somehow ended up in an old area of town.